[ipv6calc] using external GeoIP and IP2Location libraries

Peter Bieringer pb at bieringer.de
Wed Feb 14 21:19:13 CET 2007

Hi Niko,

At 09.02.2007 21:48, Niko Tyni wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 05:42:18PM +0100, Peter Bieringer wrote:
>> At 02.02.2007 09:40, Niko Tyni wrote:
>>> I still plan to hack the build system so that it could use an external
>>> copy of the ip2location and geoip source trees, I just haven't gotten
>>> around to doing it yet. With it there would be no need of shipping
>>> those in the ipv6calc tarball, which would be a good thing IMO.
>> For sure, would be great if you find time to do the work.
> OK, here we go. This patch adds the following configure options:
> --with-ip2location-headers=DIR
> --with-ip2location-lib=DIR
> --with-ip2location-static
> --with-geoip-headers=DIR
> --with-geoip-lib=DIR
> --with-geoip-static
> Furthermore, it renames (for consistency, YMMV)
> --enable-geoip-default-file => --with-geoip-default-file
> and removes the now unnecessary
> --enable-geoip-system
> There's also some documentation, including instructions on building
> IP2Location (README.BUILDING-IP2LOCATION), as I run into some problems
> with it.

Thank you very much for the patch!

> The removal of the libraries is not in the patch, you'll have to remove
> databases/IP2Location and databases/GeoIP yourself.

Done in CVS now.

> I did modify the
> LICENSE file to anticipate this, though :)


> You might want to consider distributing a modified and bootstrapped
> version of the IP2Location library tarball separately on your site to
> make it easier for users. However, the license of the bigDigits stuff
> included [1,2] may pose a problem - as I read it, there's no permission
> to distribute the bigDigits source code at all, and the combination is
> also undistributable because it's linking GPL code with GPL-incompatible
> code [3].
> [1] eg. libIP2Location/bigd.c
> [2] http://www.di-mgt.com.au/bigdigitsCopyright.txt
> [3] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatDoesCompatMean

Probably IP2Location people didn't recognize this...because they
distribute this code along with their GPL LICENSE file...I will notify
them asap.

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